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Faculty Instructor-Associate Degree Nursing Program

Central New Mexico Community College
Northern New Mexico College, Espanola, NM

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Position Summary

Northern New Mexico College (NNMC) is a public two-year and four-year degree granting institution founded in 1909 by the New Mexico Constitution. NNMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. NNMC operates from two campuses in Espanola and El Rito and serves an average of 1,000 students per semester. Applications are invited for a nine-month, Faculty instructor (tenure track option available) position with a contract starting January 2023.Duties & Responsibilities

Full-time faculty members of Northern New Mexico College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program provide student advisement, curriculum development, program evaluation, teaching in the classroom and clinical setting, evaluation of student learning, college and community service, scholarship, and perform other duties as assigned in accordance with the mission, vision, and purpose of the ADN program.


  • Conduct assigned classes in accordance with the program’s vision, mission, and student learning outcomes.
  • Develop and revise assigned course and clinical syllabi.
  • Provide a course syllabus to all students enrolled in each course that includes all course requirements and assignments.
  • Establish and utilize a Blackboard® shell for each course following the ADN program guidelines for use of Blackboard® in the ADN curriculum.
  • Acquaint students with course content and requirements during the first week of scheduled class.
  • Meet every assigned class at its designated time except for emergency situations and approved absences.
  • Arrange for coverage of classes during planned absences.
  • Maintain a well-ordered classroom that is conducive to learning.
  • Maintain accurate attendance records of students enrolled in each class.
  • Maintain accurate scholastic records of students enrolled in each class and submit reports according to schedule to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching methods to accommodate the learning styles of the students.
  • Demonstrate a command of the subject matter in area of teaching. Respect diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Encourages student participation and questions.
  • Model and encourage a collaborative faculty-student relationship.
  • Serve as a role model for students in professional and personal interactions.
  • Functions as Lead Faculty for assigned courses. Report all irregularities, questions, or problems concerning instruction to program director.


  • Evaluate student academic coursework in both didactic and clinical courses.
  • Participate in peer evaluations of teaching when requested.
  • Review student evaluations of assigned courses and utilize feedback for planning and implementing future courses.
  • Complete a Course Report at the end of each semester and/or course.
  • Participate in program planning in response to student program evaluation feedback.
  • Participate in program planning in response to clinical evaluation feedback.
  • Participates in program planning in response to employer satisfaction surveys.


  • Assist with the design, revision and implementation of curricula. Participate in the evaluation of curriculum.

Additional responsibilities for nursing faculty teaching clinical courses:

  • Participate in clinical orientation as required by individual clinical agencies.
  • Make clinical assignments for students at the clinical setting, unless otherwise indicated.
  • Supervise students in patient care area in collaboration with agency staff.
  • Model professional behavior and standards of nursing practice.
  • Conduct pre and post conferences with students. Schedule make-up clinical as needed.
  • Maintain ongoing weekly evaluation of individual student progress in the clinical area.
  • Provide timely ongoing verbal and written feedback to students.
  • Promote effective coping strategies for students experiencing stress in the clinical setting.
  • Keep the ADN program director informed regarding issues that arise with students and clinical sites.
  • Maintain professional relationships with clinical agencies.


  • Serve as an advisor for nursing students and nursing tracking students.
  • Post and keep a minimum of five office hours per week that are convenient to students who seek assistance with academic advising and coursework.
  • Assist students with course scheduling and provide academic guidance.
  • Schedule regular meetings with students who are at risk of being unsuccessful in a course or the nursing program.
  • Develops remediation plans with students.
  • Assists students in identifying and utilizing resources that may contribute to their success.
  • Refer students having scholastic or other problems to appropriate student support services.

Program Service

  • Attend and participate in ADN program faculty meetings.
  • Participate in ADN Program accreditation reviews and reports.
  • Participate in the evaluation and revision of ADN Program student and faculty policies.
  • Participate in nursing student orientation (fall and spring).
  • Make recommendations regarding equipment needs, software purchases, and equipment maintenance contracts.
  • Participate in the budget planning process.
  • Model professional behavior and standards of practice while in the workplace.
  • Attend the ADN pinning ceremony.

College Service

  • Participate in Faculty Senate committee work.
  • Participate in college-wide committees.
  • Participate in publicizing and disseminating information about the ADN program to interested students and community stakeholders.
  • Attend bi-annual NNMC commencement ceremonies (winter and spring).

Community Service

  • Participate in community service activities


  • Participate in scholarship according to the ADN Program definition of scholarship


  • Master’s degree in nursing required.
  • Previous teaching experience preferred; two years of full-time clinical experience in the areas of teaching responsibility preferred.
  • Current, unencumbered RN license in the state of New Mexico or compact state;
  • Current healthcare provider CPR.


A minimum of thirty-five hours per week. Flexible schedule. Ability to pass a criminal background check and drug screen. Ability to meet institutional requirements for participation in clinical practicums. Current, unencumbered RN license in the state of New Mexico or compact state.


  • Knowledge of associate degree nursing programs.
  • Knowledge of evidence based teaching strategies.
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students, and the public.
  • Ability to work with a wide range of individuals (students, staff, faculty, public) and with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to effectively provide a classroom atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Ability to address multiple learning styles in classroom teaching. Experience with a variety of teaching resources.
  • Ability to maintain clinical competence in area of teaching.
  • Ability to introduce computer technology into the classroom and laboratory and willingness to explore new course delivery methods.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to attend to details and meet deadlines.
  • Good computer software skills – Microsoft Office, email, and electronic calendar.
  • Ability to role model professional nursing behaviors.


Work is normally performed in a classroom, clinical setting, and in an office setting.A minimum of thirty-five hours per week as necessary to complete job duties. Teaching load will not exceed 12-15 contact hours per semester, unless teaching overload is approved by the Dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.

Teaching load may be divided between theory and clinical instruction. Faculty who are engaged in high-fidelity nursing simulation activities may be released from all or a portion of a teaching load.

  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • No or very limited physical effort required.
EEO STATEMENT: NNMC is an equal opportunity employer.

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